Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. Deliberately faked records would always be deemed to amount to gross misconduct. If the employee stood to benefit from this then it would be appropriate for the employer to label it as fraud. If there are mitigating circumstances then the employer should take them into account when determining what action to take against the employee but the normal sanction in these circumstances would be dismissal.
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Thank youCustomer This is what I thought. Is there any way though that they could say this is a training issue? Reason I ask is because these carers seem to get away with anything and the solicitor won't sack them. Think he doesn't want the hassle of finding new staff.
Some records are deliberately faked, i.e. it never happened. Some are less obvious. Like for example saying the client chose to do something, when they didn't chose, it just happened to them. Or doing therapy incorrectly and faking the results, i.e. doing some speech work for 1 minute without direction and then recording 10 minutes and results that never occurred.
I really hope there is no getting out of it, as they are just lying all the time. What recourse would there be against the employer if they fail to sack them even though there is solid evidence they faked records?
what is you interest in this? Why do you want them sacked?
These carers are providing very poor care for my ex-partner, in my home. I have to witness it everyday. Then they fake the care records to make it look like they are doing everything they should be doing, when they are in fact neglecting him and he has declined. I want them sacked so that he can get new care staff that will not neglect him or lie on the records.
Are you able to answer my previous question on the employer please?
Ok thanks I just wanted to know by way of background.
You cannot force the employer to dismiss the staff. If you have concerns that the care standards are inappropriate then you should raise these concerns with your local authority. They will, no doubt, take your concerns seriously.